Automated Control Systems and Robotics Lab

Welcome to the Automated Control Systems and Robotics (ACSR) Lab and the research group of Assistant Professor Kaiyan Yu in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Binghamton University. We are actively working on the automated control and robotic systems in both micro and macro scales. Our current research mainly focuses on the planning and control methods for automated and robotic systems to achieve optimal and robust performances. Such systems include smart agents/robots and their interactions with human or biological components at varying scales from micro-nano environments to civil infrastructure and manufacturing enterprises. In our group, we try to develop automated micro-bio-nano factories that are capable of precisely and reliably manipulating a large number of nano/micro/bio objects simultaneously. Our research adopts a synergy approach involving theory, simulation and experiment.

Latest News

  • 8/6/2019 Congratulations to Xilin Li for passing his PhD comprehensive exam!
  • 6/14/2019 Congratulations to Juan Wu for her paper being accepted in 2019 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Park City, UT.
  • 5/23/2019 We are excited to be organizing a full-day workshop on "Progress Toward Automated Micro-Bio-Nano Factories Through Robotic Manipulation" in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019, Montreal, Canada.

  • 5/13/2019 Dr. Yu visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), NY, and gave an invited seminar in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering.
  • 1/25/2019 Our conference paper on "Complete and near-optimal path planning for simultaneous sensor-based inspection and footprint coverage in robotic crack filling" has been accepted to 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, Canada.
  • 10/27/2018 Our journal paper on "Real-time motion planning of multiple nanowires in fluid suspension under electric-field actuation" has been accepted to International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications.
  • 9/18/2018 Our poster on "Motion control, planning and manipulation of multiple nanowires under electric-fields in fluid suspension for automated characterization and nanoassembly" is presented at 30th annual Electronics Packaging Symposium, Binghamton, NY.
  • 7/20/2018 Congratulations to Juan Wu for passing her PhD comprehensive exam!
  • 6/7/2018 Congratulations to Xilin Li for passing his PhD qualifying exam!
  • 5/25/2018 Our poster on "Motion control, planning and manipulation of multiple nanowires under electric-fields in fluid suspension for automated characterization and nanoassembly" is presented in Workshop on 30 Years of Small-Scale Robotics: from Nano-, to Millimeter-Sized Robotic Systems and Applications at 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia.
  • 4/23/2018 Our journal paper on "Automated characterization and assembly of individual nanowires for device fabrication" has been accepted to Lab on a Chip.
  • 3/17/2018 Our conference paper on "Automated electric-field-based nanowire characterization, manipulation, and assembly" has been accepted to 2018 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Munich, Germany.